ALLOW', v.t. L. loco, to lay, set, place. See Lay.
1. To grant, give or yield; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a pension.
2. To admit; as, to allow the truth of a proposition; to allow a claim.
3. To admit; to own or acknowledge; as, to allow the right of the President to displace officers.
4. To approve, justify or sanction.
Ye allow the deeds of your fathers. Luke 11. Rom. 8.
5. To afford, or grant as a compensation; as, to allow a dollar a day for wages.
6. To abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for tare or leakage.
7. To permit; to grant license to; as, to allow a son to be absent.